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PS Plus free games for March ready to push Bioshock, The Sims 4 out

PS Plus free games for March ready to push Bioshock, The Sims 4 out

The shortest month of the year, even on a leap year, is about to end. While that transition between months may not mean much to many people, it often means a new selection of free titles for gamers. We've already seen what Google has planned for Stadia streamers and the play of dark and light that Xbox Live Gold has ready. Now it's Sony's turn to take the stage and, to no one's surprise, the world's most famous hedgehog has his sneakers ready here as well.

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Xperia 10 II brings triple cameras, OLED, IP rating to the wide mid-range phone

Xperia 10 II brings triple cameras, OLED, IP rating to the wide mid-range phone

When Sony announced its first super wide (and super tall) Xperia 1 last year, it also announced the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus. It's only fitting, then, that Sony would do likewise with the "II generation" of its wide smartphones, less the larger "Plus" model. The Xperia 10 II, however, does more than simply upgrade some specs. It also brings some firsts to the new line, including the first Sony mid-range phone with an OLED panel.

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Sony Xperia Pro phone doubles as 5G broadcast system and camera monitor

Sony Xperia Pro phone doubles as 5G broadcast system and camera monitor

The Sony Xperia Pro is, the company insists, a "technology development" and still a work-in-progress, but the smartphone is just the sort of clever niche product that makes the 5G hype seem legit. Though it may resemble the new Xperia 1 II at first glance, the Xperia Pro is shaping up to be significant more capable in a few very targeted ways.

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Sony Xperia 1 II borrows Alpha camera tech for the photographer’s Android

Sony Xperia 1 II borrows Alpha camera tech for the photographer’s Android

The Sony Xperia 1 II is a second take on the photography-first Android smartphone. Fresh on the heels of last year's unusually-shaped Xperia 1, this "Mark II" version takes a leaf out of Sony's camera business to try to gain an edge in 2020's fiendishly competitive phone segment. Along the way, it taps some of Sony's unique talents - and falls victim to some of the company's perennial missteps.

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Sony and Facebook to skip GDC 2020 over coronavirus fears

Sony and Facebook to skip GDC 2020 over coronavirus fears

Earlier this week, Sony announced that it was dropping out of PAX East due to concerns over the current coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19. Today, it announced that it's made the same call for GDC, which is scheduled to happen next month in San Francisco, California. Sony isn't alone in making the decision to skip GDC, as Facebook has joined it in dropping from the show.

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Xperia L4 mid-range phone announced as Sony Mobile site disappears

Xperia L4 mid-range phone announced as Sony Mobile site disappears

Just like Nokia, BlackBerry, and HTC, Sony has had a rather long history in the mobile market, back when it was still joined with Ericsson in that endeavor. Like HTC, however, it has been struggling to keep its mobile business afloat in current times and it might not be long before it completely folds, just like its PC business. That time may be coming soon but Sony is still giving smartphones few last hurrahs, starting with the launch of its latest mid-range handset.

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Sony cancels PAX East visit due to coronavirus outbreak

Sony cancels PAX East visit due to coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak has already led to the complete cancellation of MWC 2020, but there's another major trade show coming up at the end of this month: PAX East. The video game expo is one of the more popular ones to happen throughout the year, but today, Sony announced that it's backing out of the show due to fears of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Sony may have a PlayStation VR headset for PS5 in the works

Sony may have a PlayStation VR headset for PS5 in the works

Sony's PlayStation 5 is coming up later this year, and with its release comes the question of what's next for PlayStation VR. Sony launched the VR headset this generation as an extension of the PlayStation 4, and the headset seems to have enjoyed some success with gamers who don't want to shell out for PC-based virtual reality.

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Nintendo PlayStation auction calls for the cult

Nintendo PlayStation auction calls for the cult

There's a Sony/Nintendo PlayStation prototype up for auction right now that'll end up going for many thousands of dollars by the time it's over. We've got devices today from both Sony and Nintendo that are far more powerful, more capable, more usable in every way. New devices don't look like the beige monstrosities of the early days of personal computers - that's not this, but this is not about that. This is about proof that the ephemeral world of gaming has a strange, awesome past.

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Sony has a big problem with the PlayStation 5 price

Sony has a big problem with the PlayStation 5 price

Expensive components and gamer expectations are causing Sony a headache when it comes to pricing the PlayStation 5, with the console's high-end parts threatening to put it out of reach of many would-be owners. Sony is expected to release the PS5 this coming holiday season, but rumors from inside the company suggest growing anxieties about just how high a price tag the console can bear.

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Rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype hits auction, but good luck winning it

Rare Nintendo PlayStation prototype hits auction, but good luck winning it

By this point, the partnership that almost was between Nintendo and Sony should be pretty well know among gamers. As the stories hold, the original PlayStation was at one point supposed to be a collaboration between Nintendo and Sony that saw the two attempting to create a CD-ROM drive for the Super NES. Nintendo eventually broke its agreement with Sony and struck a new deal with Philips, leaving Sony to develop the PlayStation brand on its own.

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Sony unveils wireless speaker with a built-in TV remote

Sony unveils wireless speaker with a built-in TV remote

Sony Japan has introduced an unusual new product that combines a large wireless speaker with an atypical television remote control. The device enables users to listen to the television content no matter where they're located in the house; the built-in controls eliminate the need to carry around the remote alongside the speaker. The device would be particularly useful for the elderly.

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